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  1. I can't find anything in the Help about this but it seems like a reasonable thing to want to do. It would be nice to be able to easily convert an artistic text layer to a text frame so I can take advantage of the extra functionality without having to manually create new text frames and copying the text over. Is there any way of doing this easily? On example where this would be useful is if you had a page originally created in Designer - which doesn't have text frames - that you brought over to Publisher for further editing.
  2. Hello there! I am currently trying to resize an existing artboard to an exact value using the transform panel, however I can't get the textframes to scale with the artboard, rather than just changing the frame size. When I use the "scale handle" and "manually" resize the artboard, it works just fine. How would I go about doing it with the transform panel? I have this question also over on stackexchange: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/120555/affinity-designer-how-do-i-make-textframes-scale-with-the-artboard-if-i-scale-b Also attached you should find a gif demonstrating the issue I am facing.
  3. This is weird. Did not test out at other places where the slider is used for the width of a stroke. Look at the video and try yourself if you are able to move the slider to value 0. After all the value IS 0, but this is irritating. textframe-stroke.mp4
  4. Publishing is new to me. I can't believe that I can't get started! Page 1, text frame, style heading 1, start typing - NOTHING. I'm not using layers that I am aware of. I know this is not right! Put me on the right start path PLEASE! Humbly thankful. Jeri
  5. I just started using Affinity Publisher Beta so forgive my ignorance. When I add a text frame, I cannot find where I can make the background of the frame transparent. The background of the frame has a brown color. Thanks in advance.
  6. I would like to suggest that the facility to fit text to a frame should be added to the context menu of Text Frames. The "Size Text" option in PagePlus X9 (see attachment) is a good illustration of what I am looking for. The same option can be found in InDesign and Quark. FitText.pdf
  7. Bonjour ! In a text frame, I want to insert a picture in a paragraph and get this picture moving with the paragraph when I insert or delete news lines of text above. like "move objet with text" in Word... How can I do ? Dans un bloc de texte, je voudrais insérer une image entre deux paragraphes. Je voudrais que cette image se déplace en même temps que le paragraphe, si j'ajoute ou supprime des lignes. Comment faire ? Merci very much...
  8. How do you manage linked text frames? For example, unlink text frames or move a link from one frame to another?
  9. I'm not sure if this is a bug or just an unexpected behavior. What I expect: When I click or double click into an existing text frame I expect the text frame size to remain unchanged and for the pointer to automatically change from whatever tool I happen to be using to the text insertion tool, at the point where I've clicked, so that I may change or add text. What happens: When I click or double click into an existing text frame the text frame size collapses to tightly fit the existing text and the text insertion tool does not activate. Why it matters: This means that my layout is negatively affected because the text frame should not change and it stops my workflow because I do not get the proper text tool.
  10. Windows 10 Home 1809, Publisher 1.7.0.206. When editing a text frame and selecting a style - either character or paragraph - from the context bar, the list of styles doesn't disappear. Even double-clicking doesn't make it go away, sometimes I have to treble-click or more, which sometimes causes problems if the pointer is over something I didn't want to click on (e.g. the ruler). Every now and again the list will disappear after selection but this is very rare and makes the UI inconsistent as I don't know what it will do at any given time.
  11. I was disappointed when the master pages couldn't have frames which needed to be filled, though I understand the reasoning. I'm wondering if there is a way to create a library of frames so I can pop a text frame in place and not have to find an earlier use to make sure the alignment and size are correct. This would at least give me a starting point anchored in the right spot.
  12. Is it the desired and expected behavior? I have two unlinked text frames. At first, the effect is applied using the Transparency Tool, on the second using the Fill Tool/Gradient. If I link these two frames, the transparency will be transferred to the second frame, and his gradient will be lost. This is true even if the first is filled with a gradient, and a second transparency. Second question - is possible unlink linked text frame?
  13. [AD 1.7.0.184 beta Windows] How can I select and change the attributes (color, conture) of the object "frame text"? (I mean not the text in the frame)? My text frame has a fine gray frame. How can I make this frame invisible? Greetings from Frankfurt Pinnochio
  14. I think there's a bug in the flowing of text from one frame to another. I attach a test file to demonstrate this. 1. Click inside the 3-column text frame. 2. Click on the little (it could usefully be bigger) orangey-red triangle on the frame's right-hand edge. The "new text frame" cursor appears (T in a box). 3. Attempt to drag a new text frame. If it works, move to the new text frame, click inside that, and keep repeating steps 2 and 3. 4. For me, this will sooner or later cause Publisher to crash. Sometimes it happens on the first "flow out" attempt; sometimes only after 2 or 3 or 4 "flow outs" have been completed. This is on my Windows 10 laptop: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz, 2904 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Pr... BaseBoard Manufacturer HP Graphics (GPU): GeForce GTX 950M test document (bug demo).afpub P.S. I wonder if this Text Frame bug is related to another one found by Dominik, here:
  15. I was working today on Publisher and created a custom text frame for my text. When the frame is deselected I can see a very thin white-ish line where it was. It remained there when I exported it as a pdf. I tried creating a test custom frame on another page and it did the same thing. Please see the screen shot. The text frame does NOT show on regular, rectangular text boxes; that is working fine. Am I missing something? Or is this a bug. I've been looking for the text frame border options and I either made the stroke transparent or the same color as the background, but it turns out I was working with the text itself. Macbook Pro Late 2013 13" OS 10.14,
  16. Hello, When I drawn a text frame and resize it with it's content (for exemple I pass from 18pt to 24pt), the links text frame will used the 18pt text size. David
  17. Sir, I am trying to do a simple thing with 1.7.0.133 - create a new document - draw a text frame - Insert text from a RTF file. The results are strange: Only a part of the text is pasted into the frame, altough the frame is much larger than the text. There are two red triangles (impossible to find their meaning or behaviour in the help files). The text is cut more or less at the level of the left triangle. The lower triangle is associated with an "eye". If you click on the eye, the rest of the text shows up below the frame. (initially hidden). If you click again the text below the frame disappears.Click again, back, etc Questions: - is there a simple way to get a complete paste in one go ? - what is the meaning/behaviour of the triangles ? Please advise Regards, Philippe -
  18. In Indesign there is an easy to find option to set marinas within a text frame Publisher help refers to a text frame panel, but thus far I cannot find it, so am unable to set mm margins between frame and text.
  19. Help > Text > Text frames > Fitting text to frames > To fit frame to frame text… The user-guide describes double-clicking the edge handle at the bottom centre of the text frame to fit the frame to the frame text. This works great for a single frame with multiple columns where the inset is set to 0mm. See the first image below. However, if you change the inset to, say, 2mm and then double-click the edge handle as described above, then the fitting fails: see the second image below. The expected behaviour would be the same as in the first example, but with the inset around it. NB These two illustrations use a Column Break, which is placed after the last word in the first column, to force the text into the second column. There is no overflow text in this example.
  20. Hi, I am not even sure if this is a bug or not: when trying to create text in a box, the Frame Text Tool allows to convert a rectangular shape into a text frame (see pasted image). Once this has been done, its impossible to make any changes on the color of the rectangle ("the background"). It is however still possible to control other features such as the curvature of the edges. I checked the Designer and its the same behaviour there, so I guess its intentionally like this?!? If there is a way to still manipulate the box but not the text, its not very intuitive (at least to me). v. 1.7.0.58 Thanks for the great beta!
  21. Help > Text > Text frames > Fitting text to frames > To fit frame to frame text The user-guide describes double-clicking the edge handle at the bottom centre of the text frame to fit the frame to the frame text. This works great for a single frame. I was trying this where a frame had overflow text which included a Frame Break, as shown below. This time, when double-clicking the edge handle at the bottom centre, Publisher hangs, with a spinning beachball. The only recourse is to force-quit. This seems to be reliably repeatable. The obvious expected action would be to collapse the empty space at the bottom of the frame (as if it ended immediately before the frame break) while leaving the overflow available for subsequent operations.
  22. First, let me say that it is great, at last, to see the Publisher beta. From a first glance, it looks very promising, so my congratulations to all at Serif. There are of course, bound to be some bugs and issues, but this looks like an application I could eventually come to use as a staple of my daily work. Automatic text frame For me, as a long time user of both InDesign and QuarkXpress for the design and production of books, magazines, reports and other long, multi-page documents, the most immediately conspicuous omission (at least as far as I can see) is any way of defining an automatic text frame in the initial 'New document' set up, so that not only is a default text frame with required dimensions and margins included from the start on the initial master page, but also so that, with the help of a key stroke, a long text pasted into a text frame can acquire a predetermined paragraph style and will generate automatically the additional pages required to accommodate that text - and with the text frames already linked in a single flow. With a relatively small document, it is, admittedly, no great problem to define a text frame on a new master page, and then manually to link the pages. With a long document, however, the availability of a customisable automatic frame within page margins defined in the New Document setup, can save a lot of trouble. I don't mind too much having to set up a Master page with a text frame on it (though it is of course simpler if this can be created simply in the Document setup); the bigger UX issue is whether ongoing text flow can be established at that point, without the need constantly to link frames manually from spread to spread. Styles palette One thing I don't much like the look of is the congested 'Styles' palette - which appears to be already populated with a huge and confusing stack of options that I haven't asked for and don't want. This is worryingly reminiscent of is the dreadful nightmare of trying to handle styles in Microsoft Word - a recipe for certifiable insanity, and something that in my experience as both a designer and an editor, very few Word users ever attempt. Word has its merits for editing, but it is terrible for design, so Word-like features in software intended for design are a cause for caution and concern. Here, the merit of the InDesign and Quark approach is that there are no styles at all until I define styles that I actually want. That means I don't have to plough down through thousands of fathoms of options that are to me meaningless in order to locate the few that I need and have created or customised. I can have only the styles that I need, defined as I need them, in the sequence I want them, with keyboard short cuts, exactly as it suits me, in a lightweight, uncluttered palette. I hope very much that Publisher's developers will give more thought to this. The use of well-formulated stylesheets is abslolutely the key to efficient page layout in long and complex documents, and how long it takes to find the one I want in a palette (or even to confirm a keyboard shortcut I have assigned) can have a bigg effect on the speed of working. The present mess of styles is a serious minus for me, and it also seems contradictory when there is no predefined default master page. If that starts with a clean slate left to the user to define as the user needs, why not take the same approach with styles? louismac
  23. Whenever I doubleclick on a textframe to adjust it to its content, Affinity Designer crashes. This happens mostly in documents with multiple artboards and groups/layers.
  24. I imported a graphic from my clipboard and drew a rectangle underneath it. Fill does nothing with it. The I added a text frame ontop of the rectangle and typed text but although I can see the underlined "corrections" it doesn't show either, just the outline frame but the text stays invisible whatever I set the fill or stroke to. I'm a newbie coming from Coreldraw and this seems the intuitive way to proceed, tutorials don't show this starting point so where have I gone wrong?
  25. I have an occasional problem with Designer where if I double click the middle node of the top or bottom of a text frame to make it snap to the text baseline the app freezes and I have to force quit. It does not seem to be connected to any specific font or anything else. If I copy the text and paste it into a new text frame, the new text frame has the problem too. If I put the text frame into a new document, the problem also persists. If I restart my Mac, the problem persists. It seems completely random. It also seems like it’s happening to me more often as time goes on. This is a feature I use all the time in my work. This bug is wasting a lot of my time and driving me crazy. I’ve uploaded a document with a problem text frame and a crash report from a few days ago. (For some reason there are no crash reports from today.) I would be grateful to know 1) if it happens for other people and 2) when this bug will be fixed. buggy text frame.afdesign Affinity Designer_2018-03-26-083822_Jeffs-MacBook-Pro.crash
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